Following two straight weeks with devastating, come-from-behind overtime losses, the Wolverines finally overcame the overtime hump off an unconventional goal.
A lot could go wrong this weekend for Michigan if the Golden Gophers’ scoring machine starts to churn. But a lot could also go right if the Wolverines’ system is synchronous.
The two have each started four games, have guarded the net during an overtime performance and have taken on leadership as the sixth man despite still being underclassmen.
Through eight games, 13 of Michigan’s 28 goals have come in the third period. But the squandered late scoring opportunities have slowly started to equal those capped off by goal flurries.
While the Wolverines may lack for experience or veteran presence in many areas, defense is not one of them.
After what looked like a chance at a second straight home series sweep, Michigan (5-3-0) fell to Ferris State (3-6-1) in a shocking 3-2 upset.
Ferris State made it clear from the first puck drop that a repeat of Thursday was not in the cards for the Michigan hockey team.
A dominant first period and a furious third-period flurry was enough for the Michigan hockey team (5-2) to put away the Bulldogs, 7-2.
Michigan now possesses a balance of skilled underclassmen and veterans eager for redemption. Against Ferris State, it will try to maximize this balance and hope it comes together at the same time.
Dexter Dancs, Tony Calderone and Cooper Marody combined for 15 points in the series against Penn State.